Thursday May 27, 2021/ 8:00 pm
TWO FAN-FAVE SOUTH FLORIDA VENUES, ONE SUMMER PACKED
WITH LIVE COMEDY & CONCERTS!
BROADWAY STARS TO SING IN CONCERT
A Million Dreams
Derek Klena, Christy Altomare, and Samantha Pauly
Will Showcase the Students of
Making It On Broadway
Making It On Broadway, an educational musical theater training program, will host a summer concert entitled A Million Dreams, featuring Broadway notables Derek Klena (Jagged Little Pill), Christy Altomare (Anastasia), and Samantha Pauly (Six) and the students of Making It On Broadway at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Sunday, July 11th at 7:30 pm.
A Million Dreams will feature songs from Broadway productions such as Mean Girls, Carrie, The Greatest Showman, Dear Evan Hansen, and Jagged Little Pill. Klena, Altomare, and Pauly will perform alongside students from the Making It On Broadway program who they will have been mentoring and teaching all week. (Mrs. Doubtfire star Rob McClure will also be one of that week’s mentors.)
Making It On Broadway is an acclaimed musical theatre program, founded by Broadway actress, teacher and author Jodie Langel, wherein students learn the realities of what it means to be a modern Broadway professional.
Participating in classes taught by Broadway professionals, students take acting, singing, and dancing classes every day, and are also given the opportunity to work with, learn from, and perform for professionals from every aspect of ‘the business’, including directors, music directors, producers, and Tony Award winners. Past notable Making It On Broadway master class instructors include Sutton Foster, Kristin Chenoweth, Jeremy Jordan, Megan Hilty, Norm Lewis, and Jason Alexander.
Derek Klena originated the role of Eddie Birdlace in the stage adaptation of Dogfight and the role of Dmitry in Anastasia on Broadway. He received a 2020 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Nick Healy in Jagged Little Pill.
Christy Altomare played Wendla in the first national tour of Spring Awakening and Sue Snell in the Off-Broadway revival of Carrie. She made her Broadway debut as Sophie in Mamma Mia and originated the titular role in the Broadway premiere of Anastasia.
Samatha Pauly originated the role of Katherine Howard in Six the Musical on Broadway. She played Eva Peron in the critically acclaimed West End revival of Evita at Regent Parks Open Air Theatre.
Jodie Langel’s many Broadway and touring credits include Les Miserables (Cosette), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator), Cats (Grizabella), and the pre-Broadway production of Martin Guerre (Bertrande). Her New York credits also include Bernstein's Mass at Carnegie Hall/Kennedy Center, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at the Westside Theatre. Jodie won “Best Actress” in I Come For Love at the NYMF Festival in New York City and was a part of the New York Workshop of The First Wives' Club (understudy to Ana Gastayer).
Locally she has received numerous Carbonell Award nominations and a Silver Palm Award. Jodie also co-authored the book ‘Making It On Broadway: Actors’ Tales of Climbing to the Top’, which has become required reading at leading conservatories around the country.
Tickets for A Million Dreams range in price from $50 to $80 and can be purchased online at this LINK .
The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center is located at 3800 NW 11th Place (33311), in the Central Broward Regional Park on the Northeast corner of Sunrise Boulevard and State Road 7.
ARTS GARAGE IN DELRAY BEACH TO PRESENT
Comedy for a Cause with
A Wildly Entertaining Night of FUNdraising!
Sunday, July 11, at 7 pm
Marjorie Waldo, President & CEO of Arts Garage, today invited friends, supporters and fans of diverse art and culture programming, to the nonprofit organization’s first post-pandemic summer benefit:
Comedy for a Cause with SARGE - A Wildly Entertaining Night of FUNdraising!
“Get ready for some much-needed laughter with a dynamic and hilarious performance by SARGE, who’s inimitable brand of music, stand-up comedy, and motivational speaking has captivated audiences from Radio City Music Hall to The Late Show with Craig Ferguson, from Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game to Iraq where he entertained the troops.
“Having overcome addiction and homelessness in his formative years, SARGE now uses his talents to not only entertain, but to hopefully inspire and assist others in their daily struggles,” said Waldo. “Funds raised at this fun event will support Art Garage’s diverse events, education programs, and emerging artists exhibitions.”
Scheduled for Sunday, June 11, at 7 pm, Comedy for a Cause with SARGE will include complimentary light bites, a drink from the cash bar, and the chance to enter a raffle to win $250 in scratch-off lottery tickets. VIP tickets are $75 each and include front row seating, and General Admission tickets are $50. They are available for purchase by calling the Box Office at 561-450-6357 or going online to www.ArtsGarage.org.
About SARGE: An entertainer who has performed worldwide to adoring audiences of all ages, SARGE is much more than a comedian. He is a self-taught piano savant, an author and motivational speaker. His humor comes from a very personal place as his road to success was not a smooth one.
After playing clubs and colleges all over America for three years, SARGE found himself opening for some of the biggest names in music, including Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Paul Anka, The Beach Boys, The Four Tops, Taylor Dayne, Donna Summer and Wayne Newton, just to name a few. He also has worked on some of the biggest stages in show business, where his ability to improvise and tailor his show to specific audiences is uncanny.
Sarge is a highly sought after motivational speaker and for the last seven years has been working in treatment centers and recovery residences bringing a revolutionary and groundbreaking modality of “Comedy Therapy” to people suffering from addiction with incredible results. Last year, his first comedy recovery film Sarge Behind Bars—shot entirely on location of the Casper Wyoming Reentry Prison—place second at the “REEL Recovery Film Festival” in New York and Los Angeles.
In 2017, Sarge released his autobiography and motivational book, Black Boychick, which traces his hilarious, inspirational life of twists and turns, ups and downs which will leave you exhilarated and entertained.
Today, he is one of the highest energy, multi-talented acts to tour. Not only a hysterical stand-up comedian, but also SARGE sings in his own voice and in a dozen others including Harry Connick Jr., Sammy Davis Jr., Lionel Richie and Stevie Wonder. Additionally, his dead on impressions of Marv Albert, Mike Tyson, Kermit the Frog and Gilbert
Gottfried leave audiences howling and clamoring for more.
DANCE NOW MIAMI RETURNS TO
THE BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
WITH TWO WORLD PREMIERES
Program III also features the recreation of José Limón's iconic La Malinche
Dance NOW! Miami (DNM) returns to the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts with Program III on Saturday, May 15 at 8 p.m. One of the leading contemporary companies in Florida, the troupe will present the world premieres of Dorian's Reflection, inspired by the classic Oscar Wilde novel, and the Jewish-themed Anusim. The program also features the company's reconstruction of dance great José Limón's iconic La Malinche, as part of their annual Masterpiece In Motion series.
Dorian's Reflection, choreographed by DNM Artistic Co-Directors Hannah Baumgarten and Diego Salterini, is a contemporary treatment of the story and characters from Wilde's novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, a foundational part of the gay literary canon. The ballet, with an original score by internationally recognized composer Davidson Jaconello, explores the themes of fear, loneliness, loss, and moral deterioration, embodied in Dorian, who remains forever young while his portrait ages instead. The dance work updates the narrative to our modern time of selfies and social media, plastic surgery, Tinder and Grinder, flipping the story so that Dorian's projected image stays young while the character of Dorian ages.
"In our youth-obsessed culture, Wilde's novel really still speaks to us, and inspired us to create a piece that looks at today's tendency towards self-absorption and indulgence," says Salterini. The other world premiere on the program, Anusim, what is hidden is never lost, is also a Baumgarten and Salterini collaboration. It is inspired by the 1497 decree in Portugal forcing all Jews to be baptized as "New Christians," but allowing them to practice their own religion in secret. It will travel with the company in June when they go on tour to Portugal.
La Malinche, which fills out the evening, is the first piece José Limón choreographed for his own company in 1947. It is based on the real life story of an indigenous Nahua woman who played a key role in the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, and is a legendary character in Mexican cultural history. The piece is reconstructed on DNM by Daniel Lewis, Limón's protégé and former Artistic Director of the Limon Dance Company after the founder's death, well known in South Florida as the Founding Dean of the Dance Department of New World School of the Arts. La Malinche is presented in collaboration with the José Limón Foundation and the 75th anniversary of the Limón Company.
The Dance NOW! 2020/21 season continues with On-Stage With Italy's Opus Ballet at Miami Theater Center on June 19 and Dance NOW! On Tour in Portugal June 20-27.
Seating at this event allows for six feet of physical distance and tickets are only available in groups of two for patron safety. Health and safety guidelines will be followed and are available at BrowardCenter.org under the Visit tab.
Tickets are $40 reserved seating with student tickets prices at $15 students. Tickets are available online at BrowardCenter.org and Ticketmaster.com, the only official ticketing service of the Broward Center. Ticket sales benefit the Broward Center’s Road to Recovery Fund to support operations as the Center prepares for the day when the doors reopen, the curtain rises and the lights return to the Broward Center Stages.
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ENJOY LIVE, DRAMATIC THEATRE IN YOUR HOME
Actor’s Workshop & Repertory Co.
1000 N. Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach FL 33401
Actor’s Rep will debut this year’s showcase production online, featuring up and coming and seasoned actors in a series of dramatic and comic performances on June 26.
“A dozen actors have worked weeks and months on socially and emotionally-charged scenes and monologues here at Actor’s Workshop & Repertory Company (Actor’s Rep),” explains the show’s director, Bob Carter, founder and artistic director of the non-profit group since 1980. Its theatre/school complex on Dixie Highway in downtown West Palm Beach is considered the most socially relevant theatre in Palm Beach County.
Carter says, “These committed actors have researched, studied, and rehearsed every aspect of their characters and their worlds, and they regularly study their craft with professional teachers.”
From the comfort of their own homes, theatre lovers can view the Zoom-based production at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 26. Tickets are $10 and are available online from Broadway on Demand HERE. Purchasers will be sent a link to access the production.
The production lineup:
CAROLE BLANE and KEN KALCZUK 4000 Miles, by Amy Herzog,
In a grandmother and grandson relationship.
THOMAS EDWARD Walking Next to Michael Brown, by Eric Micha Holmes, stories of one who passes as white but isn’t.
TANEE FORBES House Arrest, by Anna Deavere Smith. Through the eyes of Anita Hill, talk of honesty, courage, and home.
SUSAN GIGANTI Yoga Fart, by Gabriel Davis. Amy takes yoga classes for 24 hours to regulate her emotions the day before her sister’s wedding.
TIMOTHY GORDON Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, by Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan. It is based on the novel by John le Carré, a tale of espionage during the height of the Cold War.
TIMOTHY GORDON The Lower Depths, by Maxim Gorky, a pilgrim takes lodging at a pre-revolutionary Russian boarding house inhabited by drunken bums, thieves, laborers, and misfits.
KEN KALCZUK 4000 Miles, by Amy Herzog, a coming-of-age tale of solace and family reunion.
DIANA LOY and CAROLE BLANE DMV Tyrant, by Christopher Durang. A typical visit to the familiar Department of Motor Vehicles.
JESAYRA OCASIO and ADRIENNE WATERS WIT, by Margaret Edson.
English Literature professor Dr. Vivian Bearing faces her final moments after a long and arduous fight against advanced ovarian cancer.
BROTHER SIMPSON Across the Great Divide, an original piece by Brother Simpson.
"SEE YOU AT THE THEATRE" ™
Loxen Productions, in association with Loud and Live, bring you the award-winning musical In the Heights, a new production made for Miami by South Florida artists.
From the creator of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood, a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you and which ones you leave behind.
In the Heights won the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.
This performance, originally scheduled for May 8 - 9, 2020 and postponed to September 18 - 19, 2020, has been rescheduled to July
23 - 24, 2021. Orders placed for the previously scheduled dates will be honored. Ticket holder options are here.
Arsht Center commitment to health and safety for your safety and peace of mind, we have made a few updates to our procedures. When
you return to the Arsht Center, all guests will be required to maintain a safe distance, wear a face covering (over the mouth and nose) and participate in a brief wellness screening.
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